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“Beautiful Emerald Colored Water at Base - Hence the Name!!”
Review of Emerald Falls

Ranked #40 of 111 things to do in Dominica
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Owner description: To reach these gorgeous 50-foot waterfalls, you need to take only a short walk from the road.
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This hidden grotto is in the rain forest. The walk to the falls is an easy, short hike on cleared pathways and wooden steps.You can go at your own pace and there are a few breathtaking outlooks along the way. You can take a plunge in the pool although it is VERY cold (at least in January it was). I waded in ankle deep and that was enough to know I wasn't going in any further! It costs about $20 dollars (US) per person from Roseau where the cruise lines dock.

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

Beautiful falls and pool. I’d recommend water shoes because stepping over those rocks to swim in the cold (yes, very cold) water is rough. Photo stops last a few mins, so you can get a good photo if you wait a couple of minutes.

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

The drive through the Morne Trois Pitons Natural park to get to the visitor point for the Emerald Pool is one of the most spectacular I have seen anywhere. Dense green forest with amazing plants and trees at every turn, up a helter-skelter of a road - hats off to the driver of the open-air island bus for negotiating every hairpin bend with such aplomb.

Early in the trip from the capital Roseau, we passed the now-famous landmark of the yellow schoolbus crushed by a massive baobab tree which fell during Hurricane David in 1979 (no-one was hurt). The sheer size and scale of this sets the parameters for the journey to follow.

Dominica is very mountainous, being a volcanic island, with amazingly lush green vegetation everywhere. The bus takes about 60-80 mins through this fantastic scenery. Once we got as close as the bus could go, we made the rest of the trip on foot, for about 10-15 minutes along a very scenic forest path - look out for all the different birds, plants etc. The path is a bit rough n ready and there are numerous steps up and down before you get to the Emerald Pool and Waterfall, but it is well worth the effort.

If you believe the legend, you can feel 10 years younger after a dip in the pool. Several people went for it. They certainly all came out smiling.

Thank Burg34
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Easy access through a well maintained trail in the rain forest. Emerald pool is simply stunning for the vegetation surrounding it, the fall itself and the enjoyable very cool swim. A must when travelling to Dominica Island

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Reviewed 4 March 2015

We had a brilliant taxi driver who took us a round the island and we went to emerald falls ! What a place , after a bit of a mild hike we came across this beautiful water , in the middle of the rain forest .
Luckily we all had our swimming gear on and went in , it was freezing , but fantastic . It was a bit of a ungamely entrance to the start of pool , but well worth it . In the car park were you purchase your ticket they sell food and drinks , the toilets were clean , and a few Nick knack stalls in the car park .not wheel chair friendly

Thank Elaine P
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